Won’t eat insects?? Help!

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Won’t eat insects?? Help!

Postby Lexylexyy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:10 pm

So my bearded dragon didn’t eat as much insects today, but is eating a lot of greens over insects! He’s still a baby, and I find this quite weird. He does enjoy his greens though and he eats a lot of it! Would this be okay? What would happen if he doesn’t get more insects than greens at his age??
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Re: Won’t eat insects?? Help!

Postby claudiusx » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:13 pm

He will be fine. Some times they just know what they need. Just offer line you're supposed to and let your baby figure out the rest.

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Re: Won’t eat insects?? Help!

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:54 am

Offer the insects first thing in the morning, then a second feed of insects with salad in evening if about 3 - 6 months old.

Wont get enough protein from salad and vegs, needs insect protein and insect fats to be healthy and develop properly.

Have you tried changing to a different feeder insect ?
…. this can result in better feeding .

The other option is to handfeed the young dragon.
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